(257) Turdinulus brevicaudatus venningi.
Turdinulus brevicaudatus venningi Harington, Bull, B. O.C,xxxix,p. 269 (1870) (Shan States).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to T. b. brevicaudatus but has the upper plumage greyer, the breast and abdomen dark rufous and the flanks dark brown.
Colours of soft parts. Irides red; bill dark brownish-horn, paler beneath; legs and feet fleshy-brown (Venning).
Measurements. A larger bird than either of the two other races; wing 65 to 74 mm., average 15 specimens 68 mm.
Distribution. Southern Shan States, Burma and Yunnan.
Nidification. Nothing recorded but I have in my collection eggs of a Turdinulus from the S. Shan States which must be of this race. They are exactly like those of T. b. striatus already described and measure 21.6 x 16.9 mm.
Habits. Nothing recorded but Rippon obtained it in the Sal-ween Valley between 2,800 and 3,000 feet, a lower elevation than this species usually haunts.